Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
Here are some interesting and fun facts about teeth and dentistry:
Dr. Edward Angle is the "father" of modern orthodontics.
Dr. Charles Tweed was the first certified orthodontist in the U.S.
Over three million miles of dental floss is purchased in North America each year.
The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva (spit) in a lifetime. That is enough saliva to fill 2 swimming pools.
Snails are very small but they have thousands of tiny teeth all lined up in rows.
An elephant's tooth can weigh over 6 pounds. That is heavier than a jug of milk!
Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body.
Dogs have 42 teeth while cats have 30 teeth.
Giraffes have 32 used to chew and grind food; their teeth are positioned at the back of their skull instead of the front of their mouths.
78% of Americans have had at least one cavity by the age of 17.
More than 300 types of bacteria make up dental plaque!!
More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.
Like fingerprints, tooth prints are unique to each individual.
The average woman smiles 62 times a day; the average man smiles about 8 times a day!
The Blue Whale is the largest mammal on earth, but it eats only tiny shrimp because it has no teeth!
Ancient Greeks used pumice, talc, alabaster, coral powder or iron rust as toothpaste!
In 1866, Lucy Beaman Hobbs became the first licensed female dentist.
In 1986, the winner of the National Spelling Bee won by spelling "ODONTALGIA" (which means toothache)!
Kids laugh around 400 times a day, adults just 15 times a day!
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